: Debating on Buying This Car



KevinWP
05-29-13, 04:44 PM
http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?zip=84045&endYear=2014&photosOnly=true&engineCode=8CLDR&transmissionCode=AUT&sellerTypes=b&doorCode=4&transmissionCodes=AUT&maxPrice=56000&pricesOnly=true&mmt=[CAD[CTS[]][]]&doorCodes=4&modelCode1=CTS&showcaseOwnerId=0&startYear=2012&makeCode1=CAD&engineCodes=8CLDR&maxMileage=15000&searchRadius=0&minPrice=48000&listingId=345002699&listingIndex=3&Log=0

First off, Hi, I'm the new guy from Utah. I've always LOVED the CTSV. I almost bought an SRT8 Charger, but I always regret buying a new car because of how quickly it depreciates. So, I'm landing on this CTSV that is exactly what I'm going for.

A couple questions:

Are the steering wheels heated?
Can you stream music via bluetooth?
How would you rate the Bose? My current car has it and I'm not terribly impressed.
No cooled seats with the Recaro's, correct?

Thanks everyone, I think I know most about the car but for some reason haven't had those questions answered.

Kevin

DCV
05-29-13, 04:55 PM
No heated steering wheel (not offered on the V)
Stream bluetooth using a aftermarket accessory (cheap to do)
Bose is fine with me (I'm there to drive, not listen to music)
Seats are cooled with Recaros only (works pretty well)

KevinWP
05-29-13, 04:59 PM
What's the aftermarket accessory? Please tell me it isn't an FM receiver...

My old Mazda3 could stream BT. lol

Thank you for the other answers, BTW.

Kevin

oneman42
05-29-13, 06:33 PM
Recaro seats are "ventilated" not actually "cooled with A/C". Standard seats are only heated.
George

Trapspeed
05-29-13, 07:32 PM
The basic questions seemed to have been answered for you so I'll say, "that car looks sweet!" Go for it. They are a blast to drive.

flatrockguy
05-29-13, 09:42 PM
I'll check the service record on it at work tomorrow for you.

yaymitch
05-29-13, 11:50 PM
Looks like it has modded CAI and Exhaust too...nice!!

STL09 V
05-30-13, 01:43 AM
That dealership is 10min from my house.

IBMike
05-30-13, 01:46 AM
There are lots of 12s out there under $50k... though it's not a horrible deal with the low mileage, Recaros, CAI & exhaust.

Given they're not a Caddy dealer, you may be able to exploit their lack of knowledge on the values of the Recaros, which aren't mentioned in the listing. They also don't mention the CAI & exhaust. I'd throw them back a couple listings on 12 Black Diamonds without Recaros that are selling for $50k. With any luck, you'll at least get them to meet you in the middle @ $52.500.

Jinx
05-30-13, 02:13 AM
Not too long ago there was a thread from someone who bought a car with cool mods and a tune -- and then calamity happened and warranty was disavowed because of the tune. So doublecheck warranty coverage.

CavemanB52
05-30-13, 03:02 AM
Cai and exhaust won't void the warranty. But a tune will. Be cautious and make the dearler put in writing that there is no tune and factory warranty is in tact. Drive it for a few tousand miles to make sure everything is sound. Then mod the hell out of it. Nice car if everything checks out.

Trapspeed
05-30-13, 08:18 AM
Yes, drive it and see if the boost gauge moves above 9psi. That would be an indicator.

flatrockguy
05-30-13, 08:29 AM
Car has not been in for any service..

DCV
05-30-13, 09:18 AM
Why does it have a green serpentine belt? Thats really weird, I don't know if that's stock. Maybe it had a pulley changed? I thought all OEM belts were black. I could be wrong. There is no way an Infiniti dealer can check the GM ECU. I suggest go for a long test drive and stop off at a GM dealer and let them check it out.

Boosted2000si
05-30-13, 09:55 AM
I'd stay away.

The green belt is probably from a pulley swap which would require a tune and void the warranty.

Too many mods on a newer car without having the original owner to give complete details. It's a $55k shot in the dark.

KevinWP
05-30-13, 12:43 PM
I'll check the service record on it at work tomorrow for you.

That is extremely generous of you. I really appreciate it.

Kevin

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That's a really good point. I just really want a black or gray automatic CTSV with black Recaro's. I don't care as much about the tune, CAI or exhaust. In fact, I'd prefer it without so it hasn't been tampered with. I definitely want to keep less than 15k miles and getting it for 50 would be awesome!

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Not too long ago there was a thread from someone who bought a car with cool mods and a tune -- and then calamity happened and warranty was disavowed because of the tune. So doublecheck warranty coverage.

That's a very good point. I'll bring that up for sure.

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Car has not been in for any service..

Hmmm... At all, or just at a Caddy dealer?

Kevin

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I'd stay away.

The green belt is probably from a pulley swap which would require a tune and void the warranty.

Too many mods on a newer car without having the original owner to give complete details. It's a $55k shot in the dark.

This is why I love forums. Thank you!

I just want a stock black Auto CTSV with Recaros with under 15k miles. I'm sure they are out there, that one just happened to catch my eye more than others.

Kevin

Trapspeed
05-30-13, 01:09 PM
Green belt is a huge indicator of a pulley swap. Beware.

Boosted2000si
05-30-13, 02:02 PM
http://www.sewell.com/web/used/Cadillac-CTS-V-Sedan-2012-Grapevine-TX/1346417/



:)

KevinWP
05-30-13, 03:52 PM
http://www.sewell.com/web/used/Cadillac-CTS-V-Sedan-2012-Grapevine-TX/1346417/



:)

Thanks. 60k might be a little too much for me. I think I need to stick with under 55. I wish there were more in Utah :( I'm going to have to get it shipped!

Kevin

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Curious what you all think about these two

First one (http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?zip=84045&endYear=2014&photosOnly=true&engineCode=8CLDR&transmissionCode=AUT&sellerTypes=b&doorCode=4&transmissionCodes=AUT&maxPrice=56000&pricesOnly=true&mmt=[CAD[CTS[]][]]&doorCodes=4&modelCode1=CTS&sortBy=mileageASC&showcaseOwnerId=0&startYear=2012&makeCode1=CAD&engineCodes=8CLDR&maxMileage=15000&searchRadius=0&minPrice=48000&listingId=344578271&listingIndex=5&Log=0)

Second one (http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?zip=84045&endYear=2014&photosOnly=true&engineCode=8CLDR&transmissionCode=AUT&sellerTypes=b&doorCode=4&transmissionCodes=AUT&maxPrice=56000&pricesOnly=true&mmt=[CAD[CTS[]][]]&doorCodes=4&modelCode1=CTS&sortBy=mileageASC&showcaseOwnerId=0&startYear=2012&makeCode1=CAD&engineCodes=8CLDR&maxMileage=15000&searchRadius=0&minPrice=48000&listingId=340728196&listingIndex=8&Log=0)

There are a bunch online, just not as many with the Recaro's.

Kevin

DCV
05-30-13, 03:58 PM
Nice coupe at Lindsay

http://www.lindsaycadillac.com/certified/CADILLAC/2011-CADILLAC-CTS-V-alexandria-d239f2960a0a00de01ad3ac12d17277d.htm

Trapspeed
05-30-13, 06:57 PM
Or this badboy. Yeah baby! OB and titanium. No Recaros though.

http://iphone.lindsaycadillac.com/index.htm#used_p_2FCADILLAC_p_2F2012-CADILLAC-CTS-V_p_2BCoupe-8f9d0bcb0a0a00640010104476ac4841_p_2Ehtm

Xaqtly
05-30-13, 07:26 PM
This one's in Vegas. I could check it out for you if you want. It does have Recaros.

http://www.cadillaclasvegaswest.com/VehicleDetails/certified-2011-Cadillac-CTS_V_Coupe-CTS_V_Coupe-Las_Vegas-NV/2000996393

KevinWP
05-30-13, 07:47 PM
Is it blasphemy that I'm not a fan of the coupe? haha I need 4 doors, this will be my DD.

Kevin

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http://carmax.com/enus/view-car/default.html?AVi=1&id=9138428&N=4294967073&D=90&ASTc=ctsv&zip=84045&pD=0&pI=0&pT=400&pC=200&pB=0&No=0&Ep=homepage:homepage%20Make&Rp=R&PP=20&sV=List&CD=14+966+240+190+398+9&Q=9babe25c-db80-4368-bf5b-3e654239f983

This one seems perfect. I hear good things about Carmax.

flatrockguy
05-30-13, 07:58 PM
Hmmm... At all, or just at a Caddy dealer?

At any GM dealer.

Chuck
05-31-13, 03:50 PM
There are lots of 12s out there under $50k...
You may want to check that. I didn't find ANY when I was shopping a couple of months ago unless they had huge mileage or a salvage title. There are currently zero on EBay and one on Autotrader under $50k.

IBMike
06-01-13, 04:32 AM
You may want to check that. I didn't find ANY when I was shopping a couple of months ago unless they had huge mileage or a salvage title. There are currently zero on EBay and one on Autotrader under $50k.

I've been searching nearly daily since Oct. They obviously get snatched up pretty quickly, but they pop up fairly regularly.